Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight

Making your way out of poverty not only requires individual grit and determination, but also social capital. Social support networks feed and nourish individual determination, which sustains the pursuit of economic stability. A fundamental component of the Bucks County Opportunity Council’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Program is the provision of case management services, also known as coaching. Workshop participants will learn how coaching is used to support Getting Ahead graduates who are pursuing long-term economic stability.

Learning objectives include:

  • Four steps to effective coaching within the case management framework
  • Multifaceted roles of the economic self-sufficiency coach: advisor, connector, advocate, encourager, and mentor for accountability
  • Best-practice elements that assist persons who desire long-term economic stability

Target audience: Advanced aha! Process users, Bridges Out of Poverty, Staying Ahead, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World

Presenters: Erin Lukoss, executive director, Tammy Schoonover, director of community services, @BCOpportunity, Bucks County Opportunity Council, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Time/Location: Monday, September 24, Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference, Atlanta, Georgia